My Addiction: Eating Out
I thought I'd start a post to help with my spending addiction after seeing another one here about the Starbucks addiction, which I could also completely relate to!!
Here's my situation. My husband is currently unemployed. We're making it, o.k., but only because I've added some extra contracts to my work load for extra money. That means I'm often working 50 - 60 hours part of the year and it's really not how I want to live or how I want my family life to be. We've shaved off some of our expenses and lowered others. But, the one thing that I'm having the most trouble cutting is eating out. I love going out to dinner. My favorite is going out for an expensive meal with wine. I love getting dressed up an luxuriating over a fine meal. If I can't have that, then I just love trying new foods out and not having to cook. It's very pampering for me. Given that money is tight, it's been a way for me to splurge on myself. But, I know I have to cut back. It's not sustainable, especially when I want to save money and eliminate our debt. So, I would LOVE your suggestions on how to curb costs on this much loved addition.
Thank you so much!
Spiral Chrissy, loving my life , Mama to DS (8/6/03), wife to DH , and hoping for another little bean